March 3: The Wild Feathers and other SF events 

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  • The Wild Feathers, a Nashville-based Americana band, perform a concert in support of their self-titled debut album.
Who’s in town

National Book Award nominee Lynne Sharon Schwartz presents “This Is Where We Came In: Intimate Glimpses,” her new memoir. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 2251 Chestnut St., S.F.]


Jacqueline Faherty: The astrophysicist discusses planets that are not attached to stars and how they might help us understand planetary evolution. [7:30 p.m., California Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park, S.F.; RSVP: (877) 227-1831]

Ryan Lott: The post-rock and alternative hip-hop singer and composer, also known as Son Lux, discusses his art, process, and music and gives a live performance. [8 p.m., Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa St., S.F.]

Art and science: Sound sculptor Bill Fontana and CERN cosmologist Subodh Patil discuss their impact on each other’s work. Collide@CERN director Ariane Koek moderates. [7 p.m., Exploratorium, Pier 15, S.F.]

Literary events

Carol Ruth Silver: The retired lawyer, activist and former elected official celebrates the launch of “Freedom Rider Diary: Smuggled Notes From Parchman Prison.” [7 p.m., Books Inc., 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]

Book discussion: “A Fable,” William Faulkner’s allegorical story of World War I, is discussed. [5:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]

At the colleges

Global Women’s Rights Forum: Argentinean human-rights activist Nora Cortinas speaks. [7 p.m., University of San Francisco, Lone Mountain Main 100, Handlery Room, 2800 Turk Blvd., S.F.]

Architecture lecture: Pier Vittorio Aureli, co-founder of Dogma, an architectural and urban-design practice, speaks. [7 p.m., California College of the Arts, 1111 Eighth St., S.F.]

Michael Berry: The British professor and mathematical physicist gives a talk titled “Seven Wonders of Physics.” [8 p.m., Hewlett Teaching Center, 370 Serra Mall, Room 200, Stanford University, Stanford]

At the public library

Senior and disability help: Aging and Disability Resource Center members visit the library to provide referrals and form-completion help to seniors and people with disabilities. [10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Richmond Branch, 351 Ninth Ave., S.F.]

School involvement: Parents for Public Schools hosts a workshop to inform parents and guardians about how they can become involved in governance at public schools. [10:30 a.m., Bernal Heights Branch, 500 Cortland Ave., S.F.]

Americana band

The Wild Feathers, a Nashville-based Americana band, perform a concert in support of their self-titled debut album. [8 p.m., the Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]

Local activities

Dance class: “Swing or Nothing” classes teach how to dance the Lindy Hop. A four-week session starts today. [7 p.m. (beginner) and 8:30 p.m. (intermediate), Women’s Building, 3543 18th St., S.F.;]

Singer-songwriter: Rock, pop and folk singer-songwriter Nicole Atkins performs a concert in support of her new album, “Slow Phaser.” [8 p.m., Slim’s, 333 11th St., S.F.]

French quartet: Quatuor Ebene, a French string quartet known for its wide-ranging, era-hopping repertory, performs in San Francisco. [7:30 p.m., St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1111 O’Farrell St., S.F.]

Bluestem Brasserie: The duck confit salad with hand-pulled duck, frisee, watercress, cherry tomatoes, shallots, lardons, pan-seared croutons and fried duck egg is highlighted. The lamb meatballs and the New York steak also are recommended. [1 Yerba Buena Lane, S.F.; (415) 547-1111]


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